PassMark Software heeft vandaag versie 5.3 build 1010 van BurnInTest uitgebracht. Dit programma legt het spreekwoordelijke vuur aan de schenen van de verschillende onderdelen van de computer om zo betrouwbaarheid en stabiliteit van het systeem te testen. De software is beschikbaar in een standaard en een professionele editie, waarbij die laatste ook nog eens in een 32-bits en een 64-bits smaak is te downloaden. De professionele editie is in staat om meer hardware te testen, waaronder tape drives en bijvoorbeeld de parallelle-, seriŽle- en USB-poorten. Daarnaast heeft de Pro-versie ook uitgebreidere geheugentesten. Meer informatie over de onderlinge verschillen is hier te vinden. Hieronder zijn alle veranderingen te vinden die in het programma zijn aangebracht sinds de vorige vermelding in de meuktracker:
Release 5.3 build 1010:
Release 5.3 build 1007
- As BurnInTest exercises system components, it is possible for faulty hardware or device drivers to cause software exceptions. These are normally seen as Windows reporting an "Access Violation". Changes have been made to handle these errors for the memory tests (for faulty RAM) and direct device driver access (for some device driver errors), as well as overarching more generic handling of these types of errors.
- Corrected a software failure bug on startup (particularly Vista) where a DirectX function was causing software failures in "dsetup.dll".
- Updated the "Activity Event" generated with the periodic results summary report to be numbered (from 1 upwards) such that when "Logging->Summarize" is specified, these activity events are not summarized.
- Corrected a bug where the HTML log name could include a duplicate of the filename prefix.
- Updated the Common Errors section of help.
- Corrected a 'zip' version cleanup problem.
Release 5.3 build 1005 rev 0001 Standard:
- Standard Network Test changes:
Advanced Network test changes:
- Increased the number of destination IP addresses from 4 to 6.
- Added an option "Test all available NICs", which will force traffic down every system NIC with a basic algorithm of NIC1 to IP Address 1, NIC2 to IP Address 2 etc.
- Simplified the test.
- Removed the UDP and FTP options.
- Removed the Advanced Network test specific logging, and included all relevant logging in the standard BurnInTest logging mechanism.
- Replaced the complicated dynamic balancing of any system NIC to any Endpoint NIC with a simpler static allocation on test startup.
- Changed the error detection mechanism to detect errors much more quickly.
- Re-worked the errors reported.
- Changed the CPU throttling mechanism to reduce the CPU load.
- Updated endpoint.exe.
- Removed checkend.exe (now obsolete).
- Corrected a disk test startup problem for some large RAID systems when SMART testing is selected.
- Added additional logging for the disk test when an error occurs.
- Changed the 3D (windowed) test when run with the 2D EMC test to be 'behind' the EMC scrolling H's test. Allowed the test to be easily exited when running the 3D test in windowed fullscreen mode.
- Corrected the "Unknown" reporting of some operating systems.
- Added the skipping of the Butterfly seek disk test when run on Vista and insufficient privileges. A notification of this is logged.
- Intel Quad core L2 cache size reporting has been added.
- Added new SMART threshold descriptions.
- Added new disk test options, accessed via command line parameters:
/ka: keep disk test files in all cases (c.f. /k keep disk test files on error).
/j: cycle patterns between test files. Note: Random seeking will be skipped in this case. This option has been added to allow multiple test patterns to be used across very large disks.
- Correction to the behavior of a static RAM test pattern (rather than the default Cyclic pattern).
- The "Select all CD/DVD drives" preferences option has been made user configurable, rather than using pre-defined test settings.
- Bug correction for the CD auto selection feature.
- Changed the log file reference of "Network Name" to "Computer Name".
- Changed the logging rollover to work with the output of interim results (e.g. per 1 minute). Previously rollover only occurred on error events written to the log. This also prevents the delay of the interim results being written to the physical disk (due to Windows disk caching).
- WIN64 specific:
- MMX and 3DNow! are obsolete for native 64-bit applications. BurnInTest has been changed to show "NA" (Not applicable) in the test window for these tests.
- Corrected a bug introduced in v5.3.1005.0000 STD (only) where the disk test would use up more and more system resources, causing the system to run out of resources (until BurnInTest was closed) and tests to fail.